Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

AI now sees and hears COVID in your lungs

For Dr. Mary-Anne Hartley, a medical doctor and researcher in EPFL's intelligent Global Health group (iGH), 2020 has been relentless. "It's not a relaxing time to study infectious diseases," she explained.

Biomedical technology

Video: The brain during a heart attack

State-of-the-art photoacoustic microscopy (imaging using the heat given off by lasers) shows the blood flow in a mouse brain before, during, and after cardiac arrest, showing the drastic change in the brain's blood flow when ...

Oncology & Cancer

Destroying cancer cells with non-surgical ultrasound treatment

Focusing ultrasound energy on a target site in the body to generate heat can incinerate and destroy the tissue at the site without a surgical procedure. This method is clinically applied to treat uterine fibroids, prostatic ...

Radiology & Imaging

An ultrasonic projector for medicine

A chip-based technology that generates sound profiles with high resolution and intensity could create new options for ultrasound therapy, which would become more effective and easier. A team of researchers led by Peer Fischer ...

Oncology & Cancer

Q&A: Advances in ablation for prostate cancer

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and we are looking at treatment options. One doctor suggested a prostatectomy, but my husband finds ablation appealing because of quality of life advantages. ...

Medical research

Millimetre-precision drug delivery to the brain

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a method for concentrating and releasing drugs in the brain with pinpoint accuracy. This could make it possible in the future to deliver psychiatric and cancer drugs and other medications ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Making ultrasound universally accessible

Currently, ultrasound machines are operated primarily by specialists because it requires extensive experience to interpret the images. Norwegian researchers are aiming to tackle this issue.

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